Dill Seed has a clean and pungent flavor, with anise undertones and a slight bite. The aroma is reminiscent of sweet caraway.
Dill seeds are popular in Indonesian and Malaysian meat dishes, are used in condiments in Asia and in breads in Sweden. In the US, they are most frequently used in pickling. While Dill Seed and Dill Weed are used in completely different ways, they also sometimes are paired together most notably in pickling, salad dressings, sauces and vinegars.
Dill Seed is good with cabbage, onion, potatoes and pumpkin and can also be sprinkled over casseroles before baking.
Works well in combination with chili powder, coriander seed, cumin, garlic, ginger, mustard seed and turmeric.